By our baptism we are all called to participate in the mission of Christ on earth … won’t you join us?
Here’s What’s Happening at St. Peter’s
Thursday, September 25th
Come join the M.O.M.S. group on an apple picking adventure to Demarest Farms on Thursday, September 25th at 10am.
The fee is $10 per person, children 2 years and under are free. Space is limited.
Please contact Megan Tankard at email@example.com to reserve your spot!
St. Peter’s is pleased to announce the return of an exciting program for men and women who have suffered from divorce. The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide is a 12-week program featuring 30-minute DVD sessions each week that cover topics of shock, denial, anger, grief, forgiveness, money, the courts, the kids, the ex-spouse, annulment, dating, sexuality, spirituality, remarriage or staying single — and much more. Whether you were divorced ten days ago or ten years ago, the program offers valuable insight for everyone. Contact Colleen Haerle or Kathy LaMere at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New This Fall:
The Catholicism Series
The Catholicism Series brings the beauty, goodness and truth of the Church to life so that you can better understand and share your faith. With creator and host Father Robert Barron, you will learn:
WHAT Catholics believe and WHY
CATHOLICISM is a multimedia study program designed to help you feel the depths of conviction that touch the heart, illumine the mind and stir the soul. You will be immersed in the art, architecture, literature, beliefs and practices of the Catholic tradition.
Thursday evenings 7:30 – 9:00
October 2 –December 11
Free to all parishioners of St. Peter the Apostle
or email EBowen@saint-peter.org
Children’s Clothing Swap
Children’s Clothing Swap
Friday, October 10 and
Saturday, October 11
It is that time again! We are looking for “gently used” maternity and children’s clothing that are no longer needed for the biannual Children’s Clothing Swap.
We will be collecting clothes from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 10th in the Parish Center.
On Saturday, October 11th, the Parish Center will be turned into a clothing store where you can pick out whatever you like for free!!! The shopping will take place between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. NO DONATION IS NEEDED TO SHOP!
For more information please contact Megan Tankard at email@example.com or 201-956-8920.
the Gospel of Mark
On the First Sunday of Advent, November 30, the Church will enter into a new liturgical year. The seasons of the liturgical year helps us celebrate the life, death and resurrection – the Paschal Mystery – of Jesus.
In the upcoming year, we will hear the Gospel stories of Mark. If you would like to learn about Mark, we invite you to join us as we Journey Through the Gospel of Mark. We will meet on:
Monday morning at 10:00 a.m.
Monday evening at 7:30 p.m.
October 27th through November 24th
(the five weeks leading up to Advent)
Please bring a bible with you. If you do not have a bible, one will be provided for you. Contact Chris Black at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-261-3366 x206, if you have any questions.
Pre-Sale Ride Tickets / Raffle
Our Third Annual Carnival will be held on September 25th through September 28th.
As always the Carnival promises to be a great time for people of all ages. The games of chance will be back as will the rides and the food. We have added some new games and rides for this year!
Pre-Sale Ride tickets, sold at a 50% discount, are available in the rectory or every Sunday after Mass until a week before the carnival, September 21st.
We will also be holding our Carnival Raffle. This year the prizes are for a Shopping Spree of your Choice.
The grand prize is $5,000.00 in gift cards to up to three (3) stores of your choice
Second Prize is $2,500.00 in gift cards to up to three (3) stores of your choice
Third Prize is $1,500.00 in gift cards to up to three (3) stores of your choice
Only 1000 tickets will be sold. If you want your chance at a shopping spree of your choice, buy now!
Look for the Carnival Committee Members in the Gathering Space after mass!
Thursday, October 2
On the first Thursday of every other month, volunteers from our parish cook and serve dinner for approximately 100 poor and/or homeless people from Bergen County at the shelter in Hackensack.
Parishioners can choose from a variety of ways to help. You can buy the ingredients and prepare a large salad, or help by heating up in your home oven an already prepared frozen entrée that is provided to you such as lasagna, meatballs or something very similar.
You can also help to setup, serve the meal and clean up afterwards, a time commitment of just 3 hours. We meet in the parking lot at 3:30 p.m., carpool to the shelter, and usually return by 6:30.
In addition to adult volunteers, confirmation candidates and their parents are encouraged to participate. Some parishioners participate in this program as a family ministry.
If you can help, please call Linda McShane at 201-967-7349. Thank you!
Weekend Snack Pack
Program for Children
Cornerstone Team XIV is collecting donations for the Weekend Snack Pack Program during the weekend of October 4 and 5. Many children who receive free or reduced price school meals are left without adequate nutrition on the weekends. Please bring donations to the Gathering Space on Saturday evening or up to 2 PM on Sunday.
⇒ 2% milk box, 8 oz, non-flavored, shelf stable
⇒ cold cereal, 1 oz individual serving size box
⇒ fruit cup, 4 oz peaches or applesauce
⇒ 100% juice box, 6.75 oz apple preferred
⇒ chicken with rice, 7.5 oz microwaveable bowl, Chef Boyardee or similar
⇒ macaroni & cheese 7.25 oz
⇒ nutri-grain snack bar, 1.3 oz apple flavor
All items must be nut free. Monetary donations are also accepted. Thank you for your support!
Care for Creation:
Hackensack River Cleanup Day
SATURDAY OCTOBER 11
RAIN OR SHINE
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon – FILLED
or 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.
MIDDAY PRAYER SERVICE
As part of a community effort, and in honor of the Feast of St. Francis, patron saint of creation and the environment, St Peter’s is joining with the River Edge Environmental Commission in a cleanup of the Hackensack River on Saturday October 11. All are invited — families, teens and young adults, adults of all ages. The Hackensack Riverkeeper will provide supplies for cleanup in the river or along the shore. Boats are available or bring your own kayak or canoe.
GIFT FAMILIES SIGN UP HERE:
ALL OTHER PARISHIONERS SIGN UP HERE:
Sponsored by JustFaith Ministries (MBertani@saint-peter.org) and the Offic of Faith Formation (FaithFormation@saint-peter.org)
Youth Ministry News
Stony Hill Farm Corn Maze
Trip to Stony Hill Farm
For our next big event, on October 19th, the youth group will be going on a trip to a 10-acre corn maze at the Stony Hill Farm in Chester, NJ! Cost will be $35 per person which includes admission to the corn maze plus transportation. We will be meeting at the 11am mass and then heading out to the maze after.
Permission slips are required for this event and are due with your money to Elizabeth and Nick no later than youth group on October 5th.
of the Sick
Mass of the Anointing of the Sick
Saturday, October 25 – 11:00 a.m.
On Saturday morning, October 25th, St. Peter the Apostle Parish will celebrate a communal Anointing of the Sick during Mass at 11:00 a.m.
We particularly invite you as a member of the St. Peter’s parish family to consider participating and receiving the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.
This sacrament may be received more than once and is for any person who has become ill and is in danger of subsequent sickness. We especially encourage the elderly to be candidates, but anyone facing major surgery, a serious illness, or anyone who has been afflicted for a long time is invited to receive the sacrament.
Lunch will be served in the Parish Center immediately following the Mass.
Register online, or call us at 201- 261-3366.
On the Lord’s Day
8:00, 9:30 and11:00 AM, 12:30 PM
A Senior Citizen Bus
runs for the 11:00 AM Mass
Monday to Friday:
8:00 and 11:30 AM
Holy Days of Obligation
7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
8:00 and 11:30 AM
on Holy Day
11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon